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Computing Now's Education page offers free access to a range of instructional materials on a growing set of technical topics. This content is drawn from tutorials from CS Conferences, extracts from CS e-Learning courses, book reviews, audio-video presentations and interviews from computer science experts and leading companies, and a dedicated blog from CS president emeritus Sorel Reisman.

Tutorials and Presentations

Meta-Modeling: Concepts, Tools, and Applications (PDF Presentation Slides)
by Saïd Assar, Telecom Ecole de Management, Evry, France.
Presented at IEEE 9th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science


Visual SLAM Tutorial
from CVPR 2014, held June 28 in Columbus, Ohio
This tutorial addresses Visual SLAM, the problem of building a sparse or dense 3D model of the scene while traveling through it, and simultaneously recovering the trajectory of the platform/camera.

Petri Nets Tutorial, from Symmetric Nets to Symmetric Nets with Bags
Soheib Baarir, Fabrice Kordon, Laure Petrucci
Download PDF | View Video (off site) | iTunes

2nd Rebooting Computing Summit

Rebooting Computing Summit

Jean Luc Gaudiot, 2014 Vice President of Publications for the IEEE Computer Society, discusses the summit and the Rebooting Computing (http://rebootingcomputing.ieee.org) effort's overall goals.

IEEE Future Directions
Bob Hebner of IEEE Technical Activities sat down with the IEEE Rebooting Computing effort's co-chairs Tom Conte and Elie Track to discuss the activities and goals of the effort to radically rethink how virtually all of computing is carried out.


High-Precision Computation: Applications and Challenges
Keynote address by Dr. David H. Bailey, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, at the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Computer Arithmetic (Arith 21) in Austin, Texas in April 2013.


Conference Reports

Conference Report on the 2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS)
Report from conference series chairs Maria Ganzha, Leszek Maciaszek, and Marcin Paprzycki.

Program Highlights from the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2014)
Report by conference chairs Marco Torchiano and Tore Dybå



ANALYZING ANALYTICS by Rajesh Bordawekar, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Big Data:


Physical Modeling and Design for Phase Change Memories by M. Rudan at the IEEE VLSI Test Symposium 2012.


An Introduction to FD-SOI by STMicroelectronics.



Energica Ego – the Italian Electric Sportbike

Virtual Reality:

Building Virtual World Carrying on the Legacy of Randy Pauch's "Head Fake"




Extract from the IEEE Computer Society e-Learning course on "Software Testing."


IEEE 1149.1-2013 Addresses Challenges in Test Re-Use from IP to IC to Systems by C.J. Clark at the the IEEE VLSI Test Symposium 2012.


Musings from the Ivory Tower

Sorel Reisman

Sorel Reisman is the Managing Director of the international consortium, MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) in the California State University Office of the Chancellor, Professor of Information Systems at California State University, Fullerton, President Emeritus (2011) of the IEEE Computer Society, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE eLearning Library, and member of the board of the Open Education Consortium (formerly the Open Courseware Consortium).

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